U.S. Congressman Wright Presents Certificate to Navarro College Cheerleaders

By Guy Chapman — Corsicana Daily Sun February 27, 2020 U.S. Representative Ron Wright (R-CD6) visited the Corsicana Navarro College campus Tuesday February  25 to present Coach Monica Aldama and her cheerleading team with a Certificate Of Recognition for their achievement in the Netflix documentary “Cheer” which premiered in January.  The six-part series was an unprecedented hit, attracting viewers not only within the cheerleading community, but worldwide.

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Republican Party of Navarro County hosts 2020 GOP Candidate Forum

February 14, 2020 By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun Navarro County Republican Chairman Eric R. Meyers welcomed over 180 people to the Republican Party’s 2020 candidate forum at the Corsicana Opry and Events Center Tuesday February 11.  The forum showcased several Navarro County candidates who are in contested primary races including Navarro County District Attorney, Navarro County Sheriff, and County Commissioner Precinct 3.  Meyers encouraged those in attendance to view the candidate forum as a job interview. Questions were tailored to specific races.  The candidates were each isolated while the other spoke.  The forum’s moderators were Will Orr, Republican […]

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U.S. Congressman Wright presents Larry Hodge with Congressional Veterans Commendation

February 13, 2020 U.S. Congressman Ron Wright (R-TX) honored Larry Hodge of Corsicana with the Congressional Veterans Commendation Tuesday night February 11 at the Republican Party of Navarro County GOP Candidate Forum at the Corsicana Opry in downtown Corsicana. The commendation is presented to a U.S. military veteran who continues to serve their community and country as a community volunteer, civic leader or elected official after the completion of their military service.  Although the commendation has been in existence for several years, Hodge is the first veteran in Navarro County to receive it.  The commendation is non-partisan, but the first […]

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Democrats’ Early 2020 Blitz to Flip Texas Flops

January 30, 2020 By Paul J. Weber — Associated Press AUSTIN — If Texas is going to be competitive in 2020, the first race wasn’t. Democrats went all in on a legislative runoff in the booming Houston suburbs, drumming up endorsements from Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren and putting $ 1 million on the ground.  Still, a Republican real estate developer, who had lost several previous tries for office, cruised to a double-digit victory. It was a high-profile defeat for Democrats who supercharged a sleepy statehouse special election in a bid to make an early 2020 strike on the GOP’s […]

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Big Republican Win in Texas House District 28 — First Test of 2020

January 29, 2020 “I am so grateful for the Republican Party of Texas, Chairman James Dickey, and the hardworking staff and volunteers who help make our victory possible.  This election was a team win.  I look forward to working with RPT again this fall to keep Texas Red!” State Representative-Elect Gary Gates It was our first test — and Republicans won! Last night (January 28) was a huge win for Texas Republicans with the conclusive 16=point victory for State Representative-Elect Gary Gates over his socialist progressive Democrat opponent — a victory so convincing that Gary achieved double the 2018 margin-of-victory […]

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Brent Thompson Bronze Statue Unveiled

By Megan Hempel and Guy Chapman — Corsicana Daily Sun July 30, 2019 Officers from Dallas and DART joined local law enforcement agencies as the Corsicana Parks and Recreation Department and friends and family of the late Brent Thompson, unveiled a bronze statue in his honor Saturday July 27 on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Beaton Street. Corsicana native Officer Brent Thompson of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department was killed in the line of duty July 7, 2016 during a shootout with a man who had just killed three Dallas police officers and wounded three others with […]

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Trump Awards Medal of Valor to Fallen DART Officer Brent Thompson

By Deb Riechmann — Associated Press May 24, 2019 WASHINGTON — Fourteen public safety officers were awarded the Medal of Valor by President Donald Trump on Wednesday May 22, including Corsicana’s Brent Thompson.  Officer Thompson, of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Police Department, was killed July 7, 2016, during a shootout with a man who had just killed three Dallas police officers and wounded three others with an assault rifle. Thompson’s actions created a distraction that allowed others to aid the wounded and gave cover to officers so they could force the attacker inside a building where he was […]

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Margarita Patterson

March 29, 2019 Today, we honored a great Republican Election Judge, Precinct Chair, and volunteer, Margarita Patterson at her graveside service at New Pursley Cemetery, whom passed away Tuesday March 26.  She was born in Argentina on October 21, 1944, but proudly became a United States citizen — speaking only English unless her translation skills were required. Her professional career as an office manager of Dallas Law Firm Oster and Kaufman spanned 25 years.  Upon retiring, she spent time organic gardening and volunteering for the Republican Party of Navarro County. In 2006, Margarita ran for Justice Of The Peace Precinct […]

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Texas Secretary of State Pablos Refers Pre-Filled Voter Registration Applications to AG Paxton

By Sam Pohl — Republican Party Of Texas Communications Director October 22, 2018 AUSTIN, TX — On Monday, Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos referred a complaint regarding pre-filled voter registration applications sent to Texas residents who are ineligible to vote to the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for investigation.  Chairman James Dickey commented: “Secretary Pablos has done a good job of taking this complaint seriously and ensuring we protect ballot integrity.  If the complaint against the Texas Democratic Party is true, then they are encouraging foreign influence into our election process, and demonstrating that they will stop at nothing […]

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